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Lung (Definition)

Deoxygenated blood enters the lungs from the right side of the heart and travels to the lungs. When you inspire, oxygen flows into the lungs, transverses the capilliares and attaches to hemoglobin down a gradient. At the same time, co2 diffuses into the capilaries and is expelled with exhalation. Oxygen rich blood then flows to the left side of the heart and into the ...Read more


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What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

What causes you to get fluid on your lungs?

FLUID IN YOUR LUNGS: MANY POSSIBILITIES INCLUDING PNEUMONIA, TB AND OTHER UNUSUAL INFECTIONS, HEART FAILURE, KIDNEY FAILURE, LIVER FAILURE, AUTOIMMUNE DISEASES SUCH AS LUPUS, RHEUMATOID ARTHRITIS JUST TO NAME A FEW, TRAUMA, CANCER ...Read more

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How long can a person with fluids around the lungs and organs live?

How long can a person with fluids around the lungs and organs live?

It depends: What caused the fluid, ascites, liver, pneumonia, ...Cancer? I have a guy that five years ago had half lung filled w fluid and he is great today. ...Read more

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I was working out and now it feels like there is fluid in my lungs?

I was working out and now it feels like there is fluid in my lungs?

See a doctor: Have someone listen to your heart and lungs to see if there are irregular heart rhythms or fluid in the lungs. Based on exam, more studies can be done from what is found. ...Read more

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Please help, how much is 1000cc of fluid on the lungs?

Please help, how much is 1000cc of fluid on the lungs?

About 4 cups...: 1000 cc of fluid is the same as 1000 ml. If you convert ml to us cups (like a measuring cup used in the kitchen for cooking), then this volume of fluid is a little more than 4 cups. It's about the same as a quart of milk one could buy in a supermarket. Hope that this helps. ...Read more

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What is best medicine for fluid in the lungs?

What is best medicine for fluid in the lungs?

Why is there fluid?: The choice of therapy depends on accurate diagnosis. Plus, some therapies provide short term relief and others change the underlying physiologic processes. For one of the most common causes of fluid in the lungs, congestive heart "failure", medications called diuretics are prescribed. When your doc chooses which diuretic to use, it depends upon many other factors including heart & kidney function. ...Read more

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What causes fluid behind the lungs?

What causes fluid behind the lungs?

A number of things: When fluid accumulates in the spaces around the lungs (pleural spaces), this is called a pleural effusion. There are a number of causes for pleural effusions. One cause is heart failure. When the heart does not work well, its pumping action is decreased and fluid can back up into the lungs and the spaces around the lungs. Another cause might be inflammation of the lungs (as with pneumonia). ...Read more

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How can I remove fluid from my lungs?

How can I remove fluid from my lungs?

Multiple ways: Excess fluid in the lungs can be removed with water pills known as diuretics. Lasix is an example. You could also try decreasing our fluid intake. Both are effective but should be done under a health care providers care. ...Read more

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Could i be constantly coughing if i had fluid in my lungs?

Could i be constantly coughing if i had fluid in my lungs?

Constant cough: There are many reasons for chronic or constant coughing. The most common reasons are asthma, post nasal drip from allergies or sinus infections and ge (acid) reflux. Pulmonary edema (fluid in the lungs) is another cause typically related to heart issues and can lead to cough, shortness of breath and even wheezing. A pulmonologist can help. ...Read more